SUDBURY HALL & THE NATIONAL TRUST MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
Telephone: 01283 585305
Sudbury Hall was once the country home of the Lords Vernon and is a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship. Here you can marvel at the exquisite plasterwork, Grinling Gibbons wood carvings and classical story-based murals. There is the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery to enjoy (The interiors of Sudbury Hall were used in the BBCs 1996 adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’!}and the contrasting intimacy of the family rooms and 1930’s kitchen.
The Museum of Childhood at Sudbury allows you to explore the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by archive film and interactive displays. The Museum has eight galleries celebrating the escapades and challenges of childhood in a whole new way. You don’t have to be young, only young at heart to enjoy the adventure.
There is a gift shop where you can treat yourself to home-made fudge and other local products. There is also the Coach House Restaurant where you can take a break and enjoy home-made scones and cakes.
With both the hall and the museum in one location this is really two days out in one!
There is a drop-off point and designated blue badge parking at front of house plus free buggy transfer available from main car park.
Wheelchair access limited to Sudbury Hall with stepped entrances on all sides. However, there is a virtual tour of Sudbury Hall in the Coach House Restaurant and photograph albums of the Hall available at Visitor Reception.
Accessible toilets are available in the Stable Yard.
The Museum of Childhood
The Museum of Childhood is accessible by wheelchairs with a small lift available between all floors.
Accessible toilets are also available in the museum.
There is easy access to the gardens although there some outdoor surfaces are loose large gravel. There is sloped access to the garden terraces.
Assistance dogs only are allowed on site.